The official website for European football

Walters completes Stoke comeback against Beşiktaş

Published: Thursday 29 September 2011, 23.07CET
Stoke City FC 2-1 Beşiktaş JK
Jon Walters' 77th-minute penalty earned the Potters a victory that lifts them to the top of Group E, with the Black Eagles having led early on.
by Simon Hart
from Stoke Stadium

This content is streamed in such a way that it is protected and available only in a Flash format. Your device seems not to be compatible with our Flash video player.

Match statistics

StokeBeşiktaş

Goals scored2
 
1
Attempts on target5
 
5
Attempts off target9
 
6
Corners7
 
3
Offsides1
 
2
Fouls committed16
 
13
Yellow cards2
 
1
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

Last updated: 17/05/2012 12:39 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 
Published: Thursday 29 September 2011, 23.07CET

Walters completes Stoke comeback against Beşiktaş

Stoke City FC 2-1 Beşiktaş JK
Jon Walters' 77th-minute penalty earned the Potters a victory that lifts them to the top of Group E, with the Black Eagles having led early on.

Stoke City FC came from behind to beat Beşiktaş JK 2-1 and leapfrog their opponents at the top of UEFA Europa League Group E.

Substitute Jon Walters' 77th-minute penalty settled an entertaining contest that began with two early goals as Roberto Hilbert put the visitors ahead after 14 minutes and Peter Crouch equalised 60 seconds later. It was Stoke's third home victory in their maiden UEFA Europa League campaign and continued this season's superb run at a ground where none of Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Manchester United FC have managed a victory.

Stoke's visitors in this competition will have to cope with an aerial bombardment the like of which they do not face in their domestic leagues, and Carlos Carvalhal's side had a let-off from the first corner when Robert Huth rose above Rüştü Reçber but failed to get his header on target.

The two opening goals underlined the contrast in styles. Five Beşiktaş players had touches as they worked the ball across the pitch before Ricardo Quaresma split the home defence with a cute pass behind Huth. Full-back Hilbert, bursting into the space behind the German, stabbed a low finish past Thomas Sørensen.

The lively Beşiktaş supporters – numbering some 1,700 – were not celebrating long as Crouch made it 1-1. Stoke's record signing has previous against Beşiktaş, having struck twice in an 8-0 Liverpool defeat of them in 2007, and he stuck out a long leg to steer the loose ball into the net after Ryan Shawcross had flicked on Dean Whitehead's corner.

Although the visitors had a spell of possession at the start of the second period, Stoke began making chances. Rüştü turned a Walters shot on to the crossbar, before Shawcross and Rory Delap both flashed efforts over. Quaresma's deflected shot looped on to the post at the other end but it was Stoke who grabbed the winner, Walters sending Rüştü the wrong way from the spot after Crouch went down under a Tomáš Sivok challenge.

Last updated: 27/11/12 9.25CET

Related information

Player profiles
  • SSI Err
  • SSI Err
  • SSI Err
Member associations
  • SSI Err
  • SSI Err
Team profiles
  • SSI Err
  • SSI Err
Related match
  • SSI Err

http://www.uefa.com/uefaeuropaleague/season=2012/matches/round=2000272/match=2007309/postmatch/report/index.html#besiktas+walters

Lineups

stoke

Stoke

beşiktaş

Beşiktaş

29
SørensenThomas Sørensen (GK)
1
Rüştü ReçberRüştü Reçber (GK)
4
HuthRobert Huth
3
İsmail Köybaşıİsmail Köybaşı
17
ShawcrossRyan Shawcross (C)
4
Manuel FernandesManuel Fernandes
18
WhiteheadDean Whitehead
6
SivokTomáš Sivok
Yellow Card77
20
UpsonMatthew Upson
Yellow Card43
7
QuaresmaRicardo Quaresma (C)
24
DelapRory Delap
13
HilbertRoberto Hilbert
Goal14
25
CrouchPeter Crouch
Goal15
15
Mehmet AurélioMehmet Aurélio
Substitution82
26
EtheringtonMatthew Etherington
Substitution51
18
Necip UysalNecip Uysal
Substitution75
30
ShottonRyan Shotton
20
SimãoSimão
33
JeromeCameron Jerome
Substitution59
33
EduEdu
40
W. PalaciosWilson Palacios
Substitution61
55
Egemen KorkmazEgemen Korkmaz

Substitutes

27
NashCarlo Nash (GK)
99
Cenk GönenCenk Gönen (GK)
6
WhelanGlenn Whelan
Substitution61
Yellow Card83
8
Veli KavlakVeli Kavlak
12
WilsonMarc Wilson
11
Mustafa PektemekMustafa Pektemek
16
PennantJermaine Pennant
Substitution51
17
Ekrem DağEkrem Dağ
19
WaltersJon Walters
Substitution59
Goal78
23
HološkoFilip Hološko
Substitution82
28
WilkinsonAndy Wilkinson
27
SidneiSidnei
32
ArismendiDiego Arismendi
28
ErnstFabian Ernst
Substitution75

Coach

Tony Pulis (WAL) Carlos Carvalhal (POR)

Referee

Antony Gautier (FRA)

Assistant referees

Michael Annonier (FRA), Emmanuel Boisdenghien (FRA)

Fourth official

Jean-Charles Cailleux (FRA)

Additional assistant referees

Olivier Thual (FRA), Ruddy Buquet (FRA)

Legend:

  • GoalsGoals
  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed Cards
  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
  • yellow_red_cardsYellow/red card
  • SubstitutionSubstitution
  • © 1998-2014 UEFA. All rights reserved.
  • The UEFA EUROPA LEAGUE word, the UEFA Europa League logo and the UEFA Europa League trophy are protected by trade marks and/or copyright of UEFA. No use for commercial purposes may be made of such trade marks. Use of UEFA.com signifies your agreement to the Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy.